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Natalie J. Webb, Professor

Natalie J. Webb is a professor of economics in the Defense Resources Management Institute, where she has taught and conducted research in defense, nonprofit and other areas of applied economics and resources management since 1992, earning awards for both outstanding teaching and research. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to research nonprofit and government relationships in to Oslo, Norway in 1997. Dr. Webb was awarded the U.S. Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 2005 for her work with executive education for flag and general officers. She has taught military and civilian officials from over 160 countries and has traveled to over 50 countries to teach, conduct workshops and research issues related to defense resources management and economics. Dr. Webb has been an invited speaker at international conferences, and serves on the board of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She currently conducts research on nonprofit and voluntary organizations, including their interaction with defense and other government agencies and non-governmental organizations, and performance management. Her research appears in the top nonprofit journals and in multiple economics and management journals. .

Curriculum Vitae (in .PDF format)

Selected Publications:

Armey, L., Lipow, J. and Webb, N. (2014). The Impact of Electronic Financial Payments on Crime. Information Economics and Policy. 29:December, 46-57. DOI:10.1016/j.infoecopol.2014.10.002

Richter, A. & Webb, N.J. (2014). Can Smart Defense Work? A Suggested Approach to Increasing Risk- and Burden-Sharing within NATO. Defense and Security Analysis, 30(4):346-359.

Guo, C., Webb, N.J., Abzug, R. & Peck, L. (2013). Religious tradition, religious attendance, and volunteering for social change. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42:34-58.

Suppa, A. & Webb, N.J. (2012). "Managing performance in the defense sector: Cases of the Italian Army and US Navy Surface Warfare Enterprise." Conference proceedings, XIII Workshop Organizzazione Aziendale, University of Verona.

Webb, N.J., Richter, A. & Bonsper, D. (2010). Linking defense planning and resource decisions: A return to systems thinking. Defense & Security Analysis, 26(4), 387-400.

Webb, N.J. & Candreva, P. (2010). Performance management and budgeting: A case study of the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Enterprise. Public Finance and Management, 10(3), 523- 554.

Webb, N.J. & Richter, A. (2010). Strategy at the crossroads: The case of the Navy hospital ships. Defense & Security Analysis, 26(2), 161-179.

Casey, W., Peck, W., Webb, N.J. & Quast, P. (2008). Are we driving strategic results or metric mania? International Public Management Review, 9(2), 90-106.

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